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Governor Signs bill preventing HOAs from banning artificial turf

Post Date:09/07/2015 11:34 PM

Assembly Bill 349 (Gonzalez D) went into effect on September 4, 2015.  This bill prohibits common interest developments (typically governed by homeowners associations, or HOAs) from banning artificial turf. Assembly Bill 349, carried by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego, takes effect immediately and will enhance outdoor water conservation opportunities statewide so that homeowners living in these developments can replace their lawns with artificial turf, without fear of fines. 


The law is important because irrigation accounts for more than half of a typical home’s water use in California, and more than a quarter of the state’s housing stock is in common interest developments.  Read more...

For customers who are concerned that their HOA may fine them for not watering their yard during the drought or installing a water-wise landscape, here's some additional information that may help. Read more...

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